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Flap Gates

Pioneers in
Gate Design

Hydro Gate
3888 E. 45th Ave.
#120
Denver, CO 80216

Your Source for Water Control Gates


No matter what type of gates your project demands,
chances are excellent Hydro Gate has the right gates for
your specific application. Our product offering is vast and
can suit applications for a wide variety of industries.
Choose from cast iron slide or flap gates, fabricated slide
or flap gates, rectangular butterfly gates, stop logs,
wall thimbles, lifts and accessories.

Industries We Serve
Whether you need gates for flood control, wastewater
treatment, environmental water treatment, irrigation, dam
projects or hydroelectric plants, we can help. From standard
configurations to custom designs, Hydro Gate offers a wide
variety of water control gates as well as a full complement of
actuators to meet your specific application.

Service Well Beyond Shipment


Our services extend beyond manufacturing. Hydro Gates
experienced field service technicians can help you with
repair and refurbishment projects. If you have existing,
yet serviceable gates, we can perform a retrofit that will
extend their life and durability.

Focus on Quality

With more than 100 years of experience in gate


design, Hydro Gate has built a long-standing
reputation of providing superior quality water
control gates for a variety of industries. Our
manufacturing expertise revolves around
making big, heavy-duty gates that are
100% custom-built to match specific
applications.

Commitment to You
Our Customer
At Hydro Gate, customer satisfaction is our top
priority. Bring your special requirements to our
engineers who have years of experience in gate
design. Our dedicated customer service staff is
accustomed to custom requests, because that is
what we do best. From your first contact through
final delivery, our team of engineers and service
experts are here to make sure you have the right
gates to suit your needs.

Hydro Gates expansive 90,000 square foot manufacturing


facility utilizes precision equipment that allows us to merge
time-tested gate design with cutting edge technology.
We offer large scale manufacturing capabilities with the
ability to produce cast iron gates up to 14' x 16' in size,
and fabricated gates up to and over 20' in width or height.

Flap Gates

Hydro Gate

Table of Contents
Flap Gates:
Applications...............................................................................................................................2
Description ............................................................................................................................2-4

Heavy-Duty Flap Gates:


Features.....................................................................................................................................5
Description ...............................................................................................................................5
Dimensional Data.....................................................................................................................6
Specifications ............................................................................................................................7

Flexible (Rubber) Flap Gates:


Applications...............................................................................................................................8
Description ...............................................................................................................................8
Features.....................................................................................................................................8
Specifications ............................................................................................................................9

F L A P

G A T E S

Hydro Gate

Flap Gates
Description
Hydro Gate flap gates are made of cast iron or ductile iron,
depending on the type of service. A small differential pressure
on the back of the gate causes it to open automatically to allow
discharge through levees, sewer lines or drainage conduits.
When water on the face side of the gate rises above water on
the back side, the gate closes automatically to prevent
backflow.
Flap gates are equipped with flat-back seats for attaching to
wall thimbles, new concrete headwalls, existing walls or pipe
flanges. The seat or frame of the flap gate is attached to a wall
or pipe flange and forms the opening through which water
passes. Since the gate opens or closes automatically, a
mechanical lifting device is not necessary.
Automatic drainage gates must be kept clean if they are to
function correctly. The hinged flap acts as a natural skimmer to
cause timber, logs or trash to catch between the flap and the
seat at low flow. Periodic inspection and cleaning should be
scheduled when the water flowing through the flap gate carries
floating material.

24 Heavy Duty Flap Gate

To make the gate more self-cleaning, it should be mounted 12


to 18 in. above the apron in front of the gate. This allows room
at the bottom for floating material to work its way out and
makes the gate flap somewhat self-cleaning.

Applications

Seat (Frames)

 Flood Control

A seat (or frame) is a one-piece casting. The seating face is cast


and machined at an angle off vertical so that the hinged cover
has a horizontal force component to completely seat the gate
by gravity.

 Municipal Projects
 Farm Levees
 Sewer Outfalls
 Industrial Waste Lines

Corrosion-resistant seating faces are pneumatically impacted


into dovetail grooves for heavy-duty gates. All seating faces
(above 4" diameter) are machined flat and to a 63 micro-inch
finish.

 Water and Sewage Treatment Plants

When rubber seats are specified, the gumdrop cross-section


rubber seal is locked into a deep dovetail groove in the seat.

 Tidal Drainage

Flaps (Covers)

 Irrigation Systems
 Pump Discharge Control

Flaps are iron castings of reinforced flat plate design.


Reinforcing ribs (both horizontal and vertical) are cast
integrally along with bosses for the hinges.
Corrosion-resistant seating faces are attached as described in
the previous section for frames.

F L A P

G A T E S

Hydro Gate

Double-Hinge Action
For proper seating of a flap gate, double-hinge action is
necessary. The main hinge action on any flap gate is about its
upper pivot points. However, flexibility is required at the
bottom pivot points to allow seating of the flap against the seat.
All Hydro Gate flap gates have this double action with
bushings at each pivot point.
It is necessary that bottom hinge action be limited. Otherwise,
the flap can turn completely over on itself and wedge back in
the opening of the gate seat, rendering the gate useless.
Heavy-duty circular opening flap gates are provided with hinge
arms extending beyond the bottom pivot point. This limits the
double-hinge action and prevents the flap from being rotated
outward at the bottom. In addition, the bottom end of each
hinge arm has a fine adjustment bolt to further limit the
double-hinge action. Square or rectangular opening flap gates
are also provided with extended links for fine adjustment even
though the bottom of the flap cannot be turned into the gate
opening as in the round gates.

Lubrication of Pivot Points


Lubrication of pivot points on flap gates is usually not
necessary. The construction of the hinge assembly permits only
a few degrees of rotation at the bottom pivot points. The gate
cover rotates about the upper pivot points through an arc of
90 or less. With this limited rotation, lubrication of bushings is
usually not justified nor is it normally recommended by Hydro
Gate. When lubrication of flap gate pivot points is desired, two
methods can be used:
1. A permanently lubricated bushing is installed at the
factory. If lubrication of pivot points is desired, Hydro
Gate recommends the permanently lubricated bronze
bushing; or
2. Links or hinge arms can be drilled for zerk-type grease
fittings for use with ordinary grease guns.

Loss of Head Through Flap Gates


Tests conducted on flap gates show that the loss of head due to
the flap riding on the water is very small compared with other
losses in the hydraulic structure. Of these head losses, the
entrance loss is usually considerably more critical than loss at
the flap gate on the outlet end of the conduit.
The Hydraulic Laboratory of the State University of Iowa
conducted a series of tests to determine the amount of head
lost by water discharging through Model 10C flap gates
(formerly Armco-Calco). The gates 18, 24 and 30 in. in
diameter were supplied from commercial stock.

Based on these experiments the following empirical formula


was derived to express the loss in head through Calco Gates of
varying sizes and with different velocities of flow:
L = loss of head in feet
v = velocity of flow through gate in feet per second
d = diameter of outlet in feet
e = base of natural logarithms
g = acceleration of gravity, 32 ft/sec/sec
L=

(4vg ) e (-1.15v
d )
2

It may be concluded from these experiments that the Calco


gate in its hydraulic characteristics is all that the manufacturers
have claimed for it. The small loss in head obtained through
these gates demonstrates that their installation has little effect
on the discharged capacity of drainage outlets.
Heavy-duty flap gates have heavier flaps or covers than the
gate model tested. As a result, head losses through these gates
may be slightly more than those indicated by the tests.

Attachment to Concrete
Wall or Pipe Flange
Since flap gates open when subjected to a back pressure, only
a small unseating force is encountered. When a flap gate is
under face or seating head, the force of the water pushes
against the cover and only the weight of the gate itself is on the
attaching bolts or anchors. For this reason, fasteners are
needed only to hold the gate on the wall or flange. There is no
hydrostatic force tending to separate the gate from the wall or
flange.
In attaching a round heavy-duty flap gate to a pipe flange, the
gate is partially drilled to match a 125 lb. ASME bolt circle
with only a portion of the holes being used. The cost to full
drill the gate seat, mate every hole in the flange, and furnish
the additional corrosion-resistant bolts and install them is not
justified.
Flanges must be installed perfectly flat. Any warpage of a
flange is transferred to the gate seat, preventing the flap to seat
properly, particularly at low differential head. (Perfectly flat is
generally defined as within plus or minus 1/64 in. of a true
theoretical flat plane.)

The following passage is excerpted from the report of Floyd A.


Nagler, associate professor of mechanics and hydraulics, who
supervised the tests.

F L A P

G A T E S

Hydro Gate

Adjustable Top Pivot Points

Opening Pressure

For the adjustable pivot point on Hydro Gate heavy-duty and


medium-duty flap gates, four holes are drilled and tapped
two per side in the flat ears at the top of the gate seat (see
Figure 6-1). Threaded studs are screwed into these holes and
are securely locked in position.

Any significant depth of water behind the gate will cause the
cover to unseat a crack and allow drainage. The pivot lug can
be adjusted for more or less sensitivity. When adjusted for less
sensitivity, greater depth of water (back pressure) will be
needed to crack the gate open. Generally, flap gates cannot
hold more than a few inches of backwater for an extended
length of time.

A double-eared adjustable pivot lug is then placed on these


two studs, and hex nuts are placed on both sides of the bosses.
Another double set of ears projects to the top of the pivot lug
for mounting of the hinge arms. A bushing in the hinge arm
works on the body of the assembly pin. This arrangement
allows the assembly pins through all pivot points to be in
double shear for added strength and also provides for
minimum lateral movement of the flap during gate operation.

Safety Notice
Gates (particularly smaller gates) in public areas should be
fenced since children playing on or around them can lift the
covers and be injured at the covers pinch points.

With the double-nut arrangement on each stud, the top pivot


lug can be moved in and out from the wall to vary the location
of the top pivot point with respect to the seating face of the
gate. All adjusting can be accomplished without removing the
gate flap cover from the gate, as is necessary for other pivot
arrangements.
The force required to open the gate increases as the pivot lug
is moved back toward the wall. When the gate is in a tidal zone
or when the gate is partially submerged, the pivot lug can be
moved back as far as possible so that the weight of the flap
keeps the gate closed. Where less pressure is needed to
operate the gate, the pivot lugs are moved farther away from
the wall.

Stainless Steel Bumper (Optional)


Gates mounted on a pump discharge pipe (not mounted on a
head wall) or mounted in an area where excessive velocities
occur should be specified to have a spring bumper (swing) to
prevent the cover from being thrown over center over top of
gate thus preventing the gate from closing automatically. It also
prevents personal injury caused by a flap that is balanced or
teetering over center. Designed for gate seat or wall mounting,
depending on application or gate size.

Anti-Sway Bar
The anti-sway bar creates a uniform and rigid hinging
operation of the gate by tying together all four hinge points.
This prevents the gate components from shaking themselves
loose and progression to failure.
Figure 6-1

Leakage

Adjustable Top Pivot and Link Assembly

Leakage through flap gates decreases as head increases. At


very low heads, there may be insufficient force to fully effect a
tight, intimate fit of the seats, and somewhat greater leakage is
likely.

F L A P

G A T E S

Hydro Gate

Heavy-Duty
Flap Gates
Description
Flat-back seats are for attaching the gate to a concrete wall
pipe flange or wall thimble. The back of this gate seat is
machined to a plane and drilled. Studs or anchor bolts should
be of the same material as gate assembly bolts.

60x36 Rectangular flap gate installation

Features
 Model 50C (Circular)
 Model 50 (Square or Rectangular)
 Seating heads to 50 ft
 Round, square or rectangular opening
 Flat-back, corrosion-resistant fasteners
 Ductile iron links and lugs

Heavy-duty flap gates have fully adjustable top pivot points.


Through the use of two threaded studs, the top pivot point can
be moved laterally from the wall to adjust the sensitivity of the
gate or to compensate for slight misalignment in installation.
The threaded studs with double-locking nuts allow adjustment
to be accomplished without disassembly of the gate. By moving
the top pivot point back, additional head is required to open
the gate as the weight of the flap keeps the gate closed and
reduces fluttering action caused by waves. Links or hinge arms
are ductile iron and holes at pivot points are bronze bushed.
The hinge pins through the links are in double shear due to
double-eared pivot lugs at the top of the link and double
bosses on the flap at the bottom. All fasteners are furnished in
Type 316 stainless steel, for all environmental applications.
A lifting eye is cast integrally with the flap cover to permit
manual operation or to hold the gate open. A rubber seating
face is recommended in the gate seat if the gate is attached to
the discharge end of a pump where slamming action will occur.
The seating face on the cover is bronze. This corrosionresistant face is machined to a plane and makes contact with
the rubber on the seat when the gate is closed. The rubber
face on the seat is set in a machined dovetail groove that holds
it firmly in position without the aid of bolts, pins or adhesive.
The rubber face acts as a cushion for the flap as it closes under
moderate slamming action. These gates are exceptionally
watertight under higher face pressures because of slight
deformation of the rubber faces.

Fabricated Heavy
Duty Flap Gates
Hydro Gate has the capability to provide a fabricated version
of the Heavy Duty Flap Gate for special applications. This type
of gate can accommodate odd size requirements or enhanced
corrosion resistance than the cast iron line. Fabricated Flap
Gates are offered in aluminum, stainless steel, or carbon steel
and are designed with rubber seating faces. The fabricated
version of the flap gate is designed to have the same
functionality and performance as the cast iron version.

F L A P

G A T E S

Hydro Gate

Dimensional Data
Model 50C Round Opening
for Heads to 50 Ft
Opening
Size
Dia.
(In.)

Dimensions (In.)

Pivot
Radius
(In.)

Opening
Size
Dia.
(In.)

Pivot
Radius
(In.)

Dimensions (In.)

9.00

4.50

5.25

7.31

30

38.75

19.38

23.25

38.50

11.00

5.50

8.25

11.75

36

46.00

23.00

27.50

45.50

13.50

6.75

9.50

14.00

42

53.00

26.50

32.50

53.50

10

16.00

8.00

9.75

15.25

48

59.50

29.75

37.75

61.75

12

19.00

9.50

10.25

16.75

54

66.25

33.25

39.75

67.25

14

21.25

10.63

12.50

19.75

60

73.00

36.50

46.00

76.00

15

22.25

11.13

12.50

20.31

66

80.00

40.00

50.00

83.00

16

23.50

11.75

13.00

21.25

72

86.50

43.25

54.25

90.00

18

24.75

12.50

15.75

25.00

78

93.50

46.75

58.25

97.00

20

27.50

13.75

16.25

26.25

84

100.00

50.00

62.25

104.25

21

28.00

14.00

16.50

27.38

90

106.50

53.25

65.50

111.25

24

32.00

16.00

19.25

31.25

96

113.25

56.63

65.50

117.25

27

34.75

17.38

21.25

36.00

108

125.00

62.50

75.13

129.75

Figure 6-2

Heavy-Duty Flap Gate (Model 50C)

Model 50 Square and Rectangular


Openings for Heads to 50 Ft
Opening
Dia.
(In.)

Dimensions (In.)
B

Pivot
Radius
(In.)

Opening
Dia.
(In.)

Dimensions (In.)
B

Pivot
Radius
(In.)

12 x 12
18 x 18
24 x 24

18.00
25.00
32.00

9.00
12.50
15.00

11.25
15.75
19.25

18.25
25.00
31.25

60 x 36
60 x 48
60 x 60

70.00
70.00
70.00

23.00
29.00
35.00

29.00
37.75
45.75

48.75
61.75
75.75

30 x 18
30 x 30
36 x 24

37.00
40.50
44.00

12.50
18.75
16.00

15.75
25.75
21.00

25.00
40.25
31.25

66 x 42
66 x 66
72 x 48

76.00
76.00
82.00

26.00
38.00
29.00

32.75
52.00
37.75

53.50
85.00
61.75

36 x 36
42 x 30
42 x 42

44.00
52.00
52.00

22.00
19.25
25.00

27.50
23.25
32.50

45.25
38.25
53.25

72 x 60
72 x 72
84 x 60

82.00
82.00
94.00

35.00
41.00
35.00

45.75
54.75
46.00

75.75
90.50
75.75

48 x 24
48 x 36
48 x 48

56.00
56.00
58.00

16.00
22.00
29.00

19.00
27.50
37.75

29.25
46.50
61.75

84 x 84
96 x 60
96 x 84

94.00
108.00
108.00

47.00
36.00
48.00

62.25
46.00
62.50

104.00
76.00
104.00

54 x 36
54 x 54
60 x 30

63.00
64.00
68.00

22.50
32.00
19.00

27.50
39.75
24.25

47.50
66.75
39.75

96 x 96
108 x 108
120 x 120

108.00
120.00
132.00

54.00
60.00
60.00

69.00
76.00
81.00

117.00
138.00
149.00

Figure 6-3

Heavy-Duty Flap Gate (Model 50)

F L A P

G A T E S

Hydro Gate

Specifications for
Heavy-Duty Flap Gates
General
Flap gates and accessories shall be of the size, material and
construction shown on the drawings and specified herein. They
shall be Hydro Gate heavy-duty flap gates or approved equal, with
circular, square or rectangular openings. Similar installations shall
have operated successfully for five years or more. All component
parts shall be of the type material shown in the Materials section
of this specification. The Material Combination Number
applicable to each gate shall be shown in the Gate Schedule.

Seat
The seat shall be flat back and shall be cast in one piece with a
raised section around the perimeter of the waterway opening to
mount the seating faces. The raised section shall provide a seating
plane diverging top to bottom from the plane of the mounting
flange to assist in positive closure of the cover. The seat shall be
shaped to provide two bosses extended above the top of the
waterway opening for mounting the pivot lugs. Pivot lug bosses
shall be drilled and tapped for mounting studs. The back of the
seat shall be machined to a plane and drilled to mate the anchor
or stud layout. Gates attached to concrete shall be mounted on
anchor bolts and grouted in place.

Cover
The cover shall be cast in one piece with necessary reinforcing
ribs, a lifting eye for manual operation, and with bosses to provide
a pivot point connection with the links. Bosses shall be designed to
place the hinge pins in double shear when the gate is assembled.

Seating Faces
A full-width, dovetail slot shall be machined around the perimeter
of the cover and the seat. Corrosion-resistant dovetail seating faces
shall be mounted in the slot and held securely without use of
screws or other fasteners. The seating faces shall be machined to a
plane with a minimum 63 micro-inch finish.
Flap gates subjected to pump discharge slamming action shall
have a rubber seating face on the seat. Rubber seating faces shall
be mounted in a dovetail slot and held securely without use of
pins or screws. The seating face on the cover shall be as specified
in the previous section.

Pivot Lugs
Each pivot lug shall be cast in one piece. Lugs shall have double
bosses to place the top hinge pins in double shear when they are
assembled through the link. The lugs shall be adjustable in the
horizontal plane without removal of the cover from the gate links.
The adjustment shall allow the top pivot point to be moved toward
the gate seat for reduced sensitivity of the cover, or moved away
from the gate seat to provide opening with minimum differential
head. Two corrosion-resistant studs shall be used to connect each
pivot lug to the gate seat.

Links
The links connecting the cover and pivot lugs shall be heavy duty
and cast in one piece. Each link shall be provided with
commercial grade, corrosion-resistant bushings at each pivot
point. The bottom of the links shall be provided with an adjusting
screw to properly align seating faces on the cover with respect to
the seat. The links shall be designed to limit the double hinge

action, preventing the cover from rotating sufficiently to become


wedged in the open position.

Fasteners
All anchor bolts, assembly bolts, screws, studs and nuts shall
be of ample size to safely withstand the forces created by
operation of the gate under the heads shown in the Gate
Schedule. Quantity and size of the fasteners shall be
recommended by the manufacturer. Anchor bolts shall be
furnished with two nuts each to facilitate installation and
alignment of the gates when attached to concrete.

Painting
Machined surfaces shall be coated with a water-resistant, rustpreventive compound. All cast iron parts shall be shop cleaned
and painted in accordance with the manufacturers standard
practice.

Drawings for Approval


Drawings showing the dimensions and details required to locate
and install the component assemblies shall be submitted for the
engineers approval prior to fabrication.

Installation
Installation of all parts shall be done by the contractor in a
workmanlike manner and in accordance with the manufacturers
instructions. It shall be the contractors responsibility to handle,
store and install the gate in strict accord with the manufacturers
drawings and recommendations.

Materials
Hydro Gate Flap Gates are manufactured in one standard
material combination, as listed below. Various components of the
flap gate are available in other materials when absolutely
required by the customer. Any material variations are subject to
additional costs. Optional materials listed below are not
necessarily all inclusive. Please contact Hydro Gate engineering
for any additional clarification on optional materials.
Seat and Cover
Standard Material: Cast Iron, ASTM A126, Class B
Optional Materials: Austenitic Gray Iron (Ni-Resist),
ASTM A436
Ductile Iron, ASTM A536 Grade 80-55-06
Seating Faces
Standard Material: Silicon Bronze, ASTM B98, Alloy 651
Optional Materials: Neoprene, ASTM D2000, Grade 1BE625
Pivot Lugs
Standard Material: Ductile Iron, ASTM A536 Grade 80-55-06
Optional Materials: Austenitic Gray Iron (Ni-Resist),
ASTM A436
Links
Standard Material: Ductile Iron, ASTM A536 Grade 80-55-06
Optional Materials: Austenitic Gray Iron (Ni-Resist),
ASTM A436
Stainless Steel, ASTM A276, Type 304
or 316
Bushings
Standard Material: Bronze, ASTM B584, Alloy 932
Optional Materials: Self-Lubricating Bronze, (various)
Stainless Steel, ASTM A276, Type 304 or 316
Fasteners
Standard Material: Stainless Steel, ASTM F593 (Bolts), Alloy
Group 2, Type 316

F L A P

G A T E S

Hydro Gate

Flexible (Rubber)
Flap Gates
These gates are available in a variety of sizes. For the
minimum and maximum gate sizes available, please consult
Hydro Gates Engineering staff.
When specifying Hydro Gates Flexible Flap Gate be sure to
consider the characteristics of the water, the gates function,
the opening size and the maximum head requirements. Hydro
Gates Engineering staff is experienced in answering any of the
questions you may have concerning the design and use of the
Flexible Flap Gate.

Features
Stainless steel frame (seat)
Flexible fiber reinforced neoprene cover (flap), one inch
thick for most applications
Stainless steel reinforcing angles bolted to cover with full
width stainless steel backer bar
Resilient neoprene hollow bulb seal bolted to frame for
seating seal
Flexible continuous hinge integral with neoprene cover

Design and application features:

Applications
 Very low unseating head requirements
 Pump discharge
 Coastal tide basin drainage
 Combined sewage overflow
requirements

Description
Flexible Flap Gates are manufactured with a stainless steel
frame and a reinforced neoprene cover. To aid in the sealing of
the gate, a flexible neoprene seal is mounted to the stainless
steel frame.
These gates are quiet operating and require very little
maintenance. Should debris collect behind the cover it is easily
removed or flushed out. These gates are ideally suited for
pump discharge and wave action. There are no hinge pins to
wear out and they never need painting. The Flexible Flap Gate
can be mounted to a fabricated wall thimble or to a concrete
wall with the incorporation of a grout pad.

F L A P

G A T E S

Simple rugged design


Low head loss, low cracking pressure, self draining
Quiet operation, no slamming metal to metal
Withstands pump discharge and reverse flow slamming and
wave action
Tolerates debris, cover molds around objects
Corrosion resistant to most water born contaminates,
resistant to algae and marine growth
No painting, no lubrication, no broken hinges, links or worn
pins
Smooth design for easy flushing

Hydro Gate rubber flap gates are best suited for wall mounting
on anchor bolts and grout pad. They can also be mounted on a
fabricated or cast iron thimble; however, the back flange is unmachined which requires heavy layer of mastic or a thick soft
gasket to seal the flange joint.
Gates larger (width or height) than 42 inches may require
seaming and bonding of the rubber flap due to available
rubber sheet width. Multiple gate openings or multiple gates
may be used in lieu of a seamed rubber cover. Multiple gate
openings prevent debris from catching in the frame members.
Contact Hydro Gate Engineering Department for
recommendation for your specific application.

Hydro Gate

Frame
Frame shall be fabricated from stainless steel type 304. The
frame shall have a diverging face top to bottom to assist in
positive closure of the flap. The frame shall be provided with a
rear attaching flange, holes to mount, and a concrete structure
with a grout pad. Two lifting lugs shall be provided on the
frame for handling and installation hanging.

Cover (Flap)
The cover shall be fabricated from fabric reinforced neoprene
rubber and type 304 stainless steel reinforcing angles attached
to the rubber sheet with stainless steel through bolts and
backing bars. The bolts shall be caulked or sealed to prevent
leakage through the boltholes. The size and quantity of
reinforcing beams shall be designed to withstand the maximum
hydrostatic force applied to the gate. The hinge end of the
cover shall be securely bolted to the frame with heaving
clamping bars and bolts.
The rubber cover sheet shall be one piece without seams. The
rubber thickness shall be sufficient to prevent excessive
ballooning under hydrostatic pressure. Gate widths greater
than available rubber sheet shall be furnished with multiple
(side by side) openings.
The flap cover shall have a lifting lug at its lower end to
facilitate lifting for cleaning.

Hinge
The hinge shall be flexible type integral with the flexible
rubber cover.

Seating Surfaces

Rubber Flap Gate Section View

Resilient hollow section or lip type rubber seals shall be


attached to the divergent face of the gate frame with bolts and
stainless steel retainer bars. The resilient seals shall provide a
high degree of water tightness.

Specification for Flexible


(Rubber) Flap Gate

Limitations

Flexible flap gates shall be of size and material grades as


specified herein and as shown on drawings and gate schedule.
They shall be Hydro Gate Flexible Flap Gate or approved
equal. They shall be square or rectangular or multiple opening
style.

Hydro Gate wants to be sure that flexible flap gates will meet
the requirements of the project. Before specifying gates wider
than 60 and head pressures more than twice the gate height,
contact Hydro Gate Engineering Department for design and
material limits. Provide information about the type of service,
type of water, maximum seating heads and mounting
information.

Gate Schedule
Quantity
Required

Size of Opening
(In.)

Back
Type

Seating Head
(Ft)

Remarks

F L A P

G A T E S

Our mission is to be
the leading water
control gate
manufacturer in
the world,
through continuous
development of
an organization
which promotes
extraordinary customer
service, superior
engineering, quality
products and
on-time delivery.

Hydro Gate
Your Source for Water
Control Gates

Toll Free 800-678-8228


303-287-8531 (fax)
www.hydrogate.com
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